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Community Enrichment  

Expand your mind by learning, enriching, and discovering your personal interests and leisure activities through our fun Community Enrichment classes! These courses are varied, affordable and located throughout the Great Falls community.

All classes are 'graded' as complete/incomplete at the discretion of the instructor based on the student's attendance and participation.

 

Adobe Acrobat I $29.00
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski Section: S1932
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/11/2019 - 3/11/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies: By the end of class, participants will know how to: • Be familiar with the layout of Acrobat and • How to • Create a pdf • Add pages • Delete and rotate pages • Combine two pdfs • Edit words in a pdf • Add content to a pdf • Delete graphics in a pdf
Course Outline: Getting to know Acrobat menu bars Creating pdfs Managing pages in pdfs Editing text and graphics in pdfs Adding items to a pdf Combining pdfs
 

Advanced Creative Welding $159.00
Instructor: Joel Sims Section: S1907
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/13/2019 - 4/14/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su Sa
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, T318 - Welding Shop
Course Materials/Supplies: 
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Aperture Priority Photography $59.00
Instructor: Doug Zander, Curtis Barrow Section: S1905
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/6/2019 - 4/6/2019
Times:
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC Hub
Course Materials/Supplies: 
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Aristotle: The Golden Mean $59.00
Instructor: Kristina (Kia) Hanning Section: S1925
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/6/2019 - 3/27/2019
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B136
Course Materials/Supplies: 
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Artistic Plasma Cutting $139.00
Instructor: Jason Garneau Section: S1908
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Additional Information: Class meets from 12-4 pm on Sunday, 4/21.
Date(s):
4/20/2019 - 4/21/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su Sa
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, T318 - Welding Shop
Course Materials/Supplies: Student supplied materials:
  • Leather boots (no open toe shoes)
  • No synthetic shoes or clothing
  • Leather gloves preferred

GFC-MSU Supplied materials:
  • 2ft x 4ft cold rolled piece of steel
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Tips, electrodes and shielding cup
  • Buffing wheels (Tiger paws) 1 per student
  • Propylene and oxygen
  • Clear coat spray paint
  • Safety glasses
  • Black Sharpies
  • Pencils
  • Leather Gloves
Course Outline:
  • Draw several designs and sketches
  • Transfer sketches and drawings to sheet of metal
  • Cut out drawings with plasma torch
  • Grind both sides so the pieces are smooth and free of any dross or debris
  • Light torch and set proper flame to patina the pieces to students liking
  • Spray the pieces with a clear coat to keep it from rusting
 

Basic Essential Oilology $22.00
Instructor: Joan Redeen Section: S1959
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
2/26/2019 - 2/26/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
Course Materials/Supplies: Provided by instructor
Course Outline: N/A
 

Basic Essential Oilology $22.00
Instructor: Joan Redeen Section: S1960
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/25/2019 - 4/25/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
Course Materials/Supplies: Provided by instructor
Course Outline: N/A
 

Basic Mixology $49.00
Instructor: Enbar Craft Cocktail Lounge Section: S1918
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Additional Information: Must be 21+
Date(s):
5/7/2019 - 5/21/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
3
       
Location/Room: 8 5th Street S Great Falls, MT 59401, 
Course Materials/Supplies: Supplies will be provided, just bring a pen and notebook if desired.
Course Outline:
  • WEEK 1: Learning what tools it takes to make a cocktail & basic knowledge of mixing.
  • WEEK 2: Mixing your own drinks & learning what you can make at home.
 

Basic Welding $159.00
Instructor: Doug Zander, Jeff Quick Section: S1909
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/27/2019 - 4/28/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su Sa
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, T318 - Welding Shop
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Beginning Fly Tying $99.00
Instructor: Kevin (Olin) Lyons Section: S1912
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/5/2019 - 3/21/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R168
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Clutter Buster $29.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: S1963
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/23/2019 - 3/30/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring Paper and pen.
Course Outline: 1st class
  • Will focus on defining clutter?
  • Learning what clutter hot spots are telling us.
  • Determine where your clutter hot spot is.
  • You will decide on one clutter spot to focus on over the next week with a clear plan using the SMART plan.

2nd class
  • We will review your progress from the previous week (this class will provide support and a judgment free zone).
  • We will explore common obstacles that happen when dealing with clutter.
  • We will discuss ways to dispose of your clutter.
  • Any obstacles and how to overcome. We will discuss next steps for you to be successful.
 

Clutter Buster $29.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: S1962
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/27/2019 - 4/3/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring Paper and pen.
Course Outline: 1st class
  • Will focus on defining clutter?
  • Learning what clutter hot spots are telling us.
  • Determine where your clutter hot spot is.
  • You will decide on one clutter spot to focus on over the next week with a clear plan using the SMART plan.

2nd class
  • We will review your progress from the previous week (this class will provide support and a judgment free zone).
  • We will explore common obstacles that happen when dealing with clutter.
  • We will discuss ways to dispose of your clutter.
  • Any obstacles and how to overcome. We will discuss next steps for you to be successful.
 

From Grains to Glass $49.00
Instructor: Mighty Mo Brewing Co., Clinton Nissen Section: S1916
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Additional Information: Class meets 3/13 & 3/27
Date(s):
3/13/2019 - 3/27/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 412 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, Mighty Mo
Course Materials/Supplies: 
Course Outline:
 

Getting to Know Your iPhone/iPad  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
Date(s):
3/18/2019 - 3/18/2019
 
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Instant Pot Meals  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Alissa Kline
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
Date(s):
3/4/2019 - 3/25/2019
 
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Intro to Hiking! $29.00
Instructor: Roger Peffer Section: S1913
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/8/2019 - 4/8/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
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Intro to MT Master Gardeners $19.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson, Master Gardeners Section: S1904
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
2/21/2019 - 2/21/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Over the Fire: Cast Iron Cooking $59.00
Instructor: Cowgirl Up Catering Section: S1919
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/13/2019 - 5/13/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 1400 1st Ave. N. Great Falls, MT 59401, Kiln Yard - See Front Desk
Course Materials/Supplies: Supplies will be provided – food and cookware. Bring your own cast iron pieces to be seasoned.
Course Outline: Cast iron selection, seasoning & care presentation (indoors) and cooking with fire demonstration (outdoors).
 

Self Defense $69.00
Instructor: Kristina (Kia) Hanning Section: S1961
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Additional Information: Class meets 3/9, 3/23 and 4/6!
Date(s):
3/9/2019 - 4/6/2019
Times:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
3
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Heritage Hall
Course Materials/Supplies: 
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Smartphone Basics for Android Users $19.00
Instructor: Priscilla Azure Section: S1931
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/5/2019 - 3/6/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Windows 10 Basics  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Date(s):
3/19/2019 - 3/19/2019
 
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Bugs of the Missouri  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Kevin (Olin) Lyons
 
Date(s):
2/19/2019 - 2/28/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B136
 

Dr. Lai's Tai Chi Club  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Richard Lai
 
Date(s):
1/2/2019 - 5/8/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Heritage Hall
 

From Grains to Glass  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Mighty Mo Brewing Co., Clinton Nissen
 
Date(s):
2/13/2019 - 2/27/2019
 
Location/Room: 412 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, Mighty Mo
 

Genealogy: How and Where to Begin  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Jeannie Bernstein
 
Date(s):
2/12/2019 - 2/26/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
 

Great Falls College Community Choir  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Cynthia Stevens
 
Date(s):
1/10/2019 - 5/2/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B101
 

Lunchtime Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Tai Chi  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.
Section: S1950 Instructor: Kristina (Kia) Hanning
  Notes: 
  Fee: $39.00
Class will not meet 1/21, 2/18, or 4/22.
 

Wine 101  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Cathie Tronson
 
Date(s):
2/6/2019 - 3/13/2019
 
Location/Room: 1011 Broadwater Dr. Great Falls, MT 59405, Warehouse
 

Woodcarving  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Ron Crowder
 
Date(s):
1/28/2019 - 3/11/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Carpentry
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
1/15/2019 - 5/7/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
1/17/2019 - 5/9/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
1/28/2019 - 4/22/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga Special - 2 classes for $160  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor:
 
Date(s):
1/15/2019 - 5/8/2019
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121